A new Rush for every night of the R40 tour!

I wish I could follow Rush on tour all summer long and see every single live show.

That’s because on every night they mix it up and play different songs!

Check out the set list chronicles over at Cygnus X-1 and you can see the interesting variations to date:

R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Set List Notes

Set One
[1] – Clockwork Angels – played on May 8th, 12th, and 14th [performed after The Anarchist on the 12th and 14th]
[2] – The Anarchist – played each night however opened the show on May 10th, 12th, 14th, and 16th
[3] – The Wreckers – played on May 10th and 16th
[4] – One Little Victory – played on May 8th, 12th, and 14th
[5] – How It Is – played on May 10th and 16th
[6] – Distant Early Warning – played on May 8th, 12th, and 14th
[7] – Between the Wheels – played on May 10th and 16th

Set Two
[8] – Red Barchetta – played on May 8th and 14th
[9] – The Camera Eye – played on May 10th and 16th
[10] – YYZ – played on May 12th
[11] – Natural Science – played on May 12th

If I were to compile a wish list for their Vancouver stop this summer, here’s what I would hope for based on the apparent options implied by the above data:

Between [1] and [3], it’s a tough call, but I would pick [3].

Between [4] and [5], I would choose [5] without hesitation. (I never thought [4] was much of a song.)

Between [6] and [7], don’t ask me to choose!!! But if forced to, I would pick [7] because it wasn’t a video single whereas [6] was. (This would be an instance of invoking the “pick the more rarely performed song” rule.)

Between [8] and [9] and [10], don’t ask me to choose!!! But, if forced to, perhaps I would pick [9], by the “pick the more rarely performed song” rule.

Yet if [10] is picked, does that mean [11] also comes with it? I am unclear on whether [11] replaces “Jacob’s Ladder” on those evenings when [10] is played. The set list chronicles do not note this switch, but is that an oversight?

4 thoughts on “A new Rush for every night of the R40 tour!

  1. Frankly,I don’t really care WHAT IT IS they end up playing at their show on June-8th at Nationwide-Arena in Columbus,Ohio……………because REALIZING that this MAY IN-FACT,be the very LAST TIME I’ll get to see these 3 play LIVE AGAIN,is somewhat of a depressive realization!!! So I choose to fully ENJOY just seeing them play LIVE again,DESPITE what it is THEY DO end up playing!!! Juz sayin………………

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  2. Looks like their playing Jacobs Ladder every night. I’ve seen them nine times but still haven’t been able to experience Jacobs Ladder, Xanadu & Natural Science live in person yet. Hoping I can say otherwise after VAN, SEA, PORT & PHX. Whatever tasty nuggets I may get, all will be enjoyed!

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  3. This is awesome. Kudos to a band that can give added value to their fans and encourage multiple shows attended across a single tour. Rush are never lazy or afraid to rehearse dozens of songs for a tour. If only other acts could follow suit *coughU2cough*

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  4. Kevin Williams

    If they want to play Between The Wheels and The Camera Eye twice (or more) during a gig instead of some of those tracks, I’m down! 🙂

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